Open file from terminal in "presentation" mode.

Asked by Keith David Bershatsky

I am enjoying qpdfview, but have been unable to locate any complete/working example of a bash or python script to open a PDF file from the terminal in "presentation" mode. Does anyone have a couple of working examples that he/she might be willing to share? E.g., (1) launch a new instance of qpdfview and open FILE.pdf in "presentation" mode; and, (2) use the existing instance of qpdfview and open FILE.pdf in "presentation" mode.

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Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said :


I think the way to achieve that would be to control qpdfview via its D-Bus scripting interface. You can use a program like "qdbus" to explore the methods provided by the interface and the Launchpad questions here [1] and here [2] have some example Python code that interacts with a qpdfview instance. (You can probably achieve the same purely from shell scripts but I guess that would be more involved and less efficient because of re-establishing the D-Bus connection for each request.)




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